Angelika Anastasis describes herself as an Artist, Writer and Seeker. She enjoys colour and thought provoking pieces, it was this aspect that recently won her the 2019 KZN Regional award for Ceramics South Africa for ceramic portrait work exhibited at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban.
In her painting Angelika works in mixed media. She has exhibited locally and sells internationally. She is inspired by women, focusing on their strengths, vulnerabilities and Jungian archetypes. Angelika writes stories that explain her art and bring about the philosophy behind them.
Her work is influenced by her psychology background. She trained in the UK as a hypnotherapist and psychic within the ‘mind-body’ space. A short stint working as a psychic for Madame Zingara helped her escape from the ‘mundane lift club life of suburbia’. Within this space she learned of the significance of symbols seeing them as hints of one’s intuition to take direction.